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The Grand Forks Sun and Kettle Valley Orchardist Dec 14, 1923

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 Only Ten More Days Till Christmas.   Do Your Shopping Now. Cousult The .fun Columns for Bargains.
Victoria Holds Record for
Having Lowest Mortality Among Babies Under
One Year of Age of Any
City in the World
Special Ctynexpowlence of The Sun.
Victoria, December 12.—Figures
given in tbe legislature by Hon.
Dr. MacLean proviocisl secretary,
during bir budget speech,show tbat
tbe death rate in this province from
typhoid lut year was 1 ia 5000,
whereas in 1915 it was five times
tbtt rate. In spite of tbe very low
death rate in British Columbia, the
the minister stated tbat tbe cost of
the department of health wss only
#104,000, less tban half that of
other provinces. The death rate
from all sources in this province is
the lowest in Canada, wbile tbe
death rate of babies less than ooe
yesr old, in Victoria, is tbe lowest
of any city in tbe world.
Dr. MacLean showed that the cont
of tbe civil service under tbe former
government was $40 out of every
$100 of revenue, wbile today tbe
cost has fallen to $17 io every $100.
Kettle Valley Orchardist
"Tell me what you Know U tro»
I ean toon aa well aa yon."
a proper conception of his office.
C. L Harrison, government counsel, wttbdrew from tbe sittings of
tbe commission in Vancouver, and
in tbe legislature Mr. Manson said
be would urge tbe Dominion government to appoint another commissioner. He hoped to eee the
reputation of the Mounted Police
officers in question either placM
above reproach, or it they were
found guilty criminals proceedings
should betaken against them; and
be expressed tbe opinion tbat if
guilty tbey sbonld be given sentences of from 15 to 25 years witb
lashes if possible. The crime of a
police official trafficking in drugs
was a most pernicious tbing, be
Hon. T. D. Pattullo, minister of
lands, shows tbat the water-borne
shipments of manufactured timber
in British Columbia for tbe first
nine months of the year amounted
to 318,000,000 board feet, as against
195,000,000 feet for the same period
last year, or a gain of 78 per cent.
Next Year's Roadwork
A comprehensive road progrom
has been brought down by Hon. W,
H. Sutberlaod. minister of public
works, and a loan bill has been in-
traduced by tbe -finance minister,
Hon. Jobn Hart, for $2,000,000,
mostly for highway purposes. It is
explained tbat most of tbe road*
work to be carried oo next year will
be in tbe less densely populated
districts. Settlers' roads will be constructed and improved wherever
possible,while a good deal of money
will be spent in relocations, witb a
view to overcoming dangerous sections and shortening distances.
It has been defiuitely announced
that construction will be commenced
next spring on the completion of
the transprovincial highway. Either
the Hopes-Princeton or the Fraser
canyon route will be utilised. Tbe
former would cost approximately
$1,000,000, wbile tbe Fraser canyon
route would require $1,250,000, ao
cording to engineers' estimates.
Hon. Dr. Sutherland states tbat all
the necessary data is on band and
tenders could be oalled for within
24 hours. Meanwhile, it is hoped to
secure a grant from tbe Dominion
government, and nntil all preparations are completed no announcement of the route ean fairly be
made. «
The government will reduce the
license fees on motor vehicles by 25
per cent and will increase tourist
permits from tbree eo six months.
The personal property tax will be
cut to jne half of 1 per cent, wbile
it I as been definitely decided to
place tbe fuel oil tax at one balf
cent per gallon.
One Darn Thing After Another
John Bull—"Step right along, gentlemen, I'm getting used to it."
B. C. Fruit
Controls the
Prairie Market
Genuine Farmers Not
Answering criticisms of opposi-
tion members in tbe legislature regarding tbe conduct of the depart
ment of agriculture, Hon. E. D,
Barrow, minister, declared that the
genuine farmer on tbe land was not
grumbling, although fully aware of
the fact hat conditions might be
"We are in the middle of one of
those periods of depression which
come down upon any country," he
said, "but in British Columbia tbe
farmers are in much better condi-
tion than elsewhere. Tbere are some
men on tbe land wbo do not belong
there naturally, but in time tbese
leave the land; and it is most unwise to hold sucb settlers upon the
land by giving them cheap loans.
Eventually the government loses,
whioh means the taxpayer."
Premier Oliver bas been busy all
session challenging any member of
the house to make definite charges
against hiB government in support
of the veiled affirmations of wrong
doing heard from time to time. So
far no one has accepted tbe challenge.
Associated Has
Done Well,
Says Clarke
Just before leaving Vernon for
tbe coast afier an inspection trip
tbrough tbe Okanagan district, B.
O. L. Clarke, chief fruit inspector
for British Columbia, discussed
witb tbe Vernon News tbe general
condition of the industry.        'm
He pai 1 a high compliment to
tbe Associated Growers for tbe
manner in wbicb it bad bandied
tbe growers' affairs during the past
"The Associated got going late in
tbe season and bad to do many
things which" might not bave
been done had there been more
time, but ae it is the officers did
good work despite all tbe handicaps," said Mr. Clarke.
"Tbe organisation has made some
mistakes this season, it is true, but
wbo among us is tbere that hasn't?
When one considers the big task
tbat was put up to the organization
during the year, the results have exceeded my expectations," be added.
Mr. Clarke's work takes bim in
close touch witb all sides of the
fruit business, and bis words of
praise to the Associated Growers
can therefore ne taken as coming
from one who knows.
Sales Manager McDonald of the
Associated Growers, wbo returned
to the Okanagan recently from Winnipeg, where he spent-a few weeks
directing tbe eastern affairs of the
Despite tne depressed business
conditions in Manitoba, the fruit
business held up remarkably well,
said Mr. McDonald, who slated that
British Columbia fruit at all times
dominated tbe market.
At the beginning of tbe season,
when old country markets were
good, Ontario kept out of tbe prairies and wben tbe eastern shippers
did look to the west, as one outlet
for apples, they found that British
Columbia bad already supplied the
demand, with the result that tbe
sales of Ontario varieties were few
and far between.
President Howe, who bas been at
the coast for tbe past fortnight in
connection witb the financial matters of tbe Associated, returned to
Vernon on Monday. While away
Mr. Howe apdeared before tbe agri-
tural committee of tbe legislature
and discussed with tbat body a
number of questions affecting the
fruit industry.
"A-fnuoh better  feeling  existed
between Water street and the Associated," said Mr. Howe in referring
to the  conference witb the promi
ment produce dealers of Vancouver,
War Against theTraf-
fic in Drugs
Determined that tbe war against
the traffic in drugs shall go on,
Attorney-General Manson has informed Ottawa tbat be does not ben
iiev'e Couamia'Biouer J. P. SmitU hat
ere an
In appreciation of its wonderful
exhibit at the Toronto Exhibition
this year, the Canadian Pacific Railway haa been awarded a special
The Prince of Wales' Ranch at
High River, Alberta, contributed
the highest priced bull at a recent
fall sale in Calgary, Princeton Crusader, which fetched $286.
Brought Up Often If Not
There was recently brought before
a police judge in Atlanta, says tbe
Argonaut, a culprit wbom the magistrate asked:
'Where were you born?"
"Born in Memphis, yo' bonab."
'-And   were   you    brought    up
"Yes, sah," replied the prisoner,
"ve' often."
It Must Have Been "'E"
1 see in a local newspaper, writes
a correspondent of the Boston Transcript, tbat a Mr. Vowell has just
died. Let ue. be thankful tbat it was
neither "u" nor "V
Canadian wheat exports far the
twelve months ending September
80th, 1923, amounted to 226,747,8*»1
bushels, valued at (259,449,811,
while for the twelve months ending
September, 1922, they were 180,687,-
898 bushels, valued at 8194^77,126,
according to a report of the De-
minion Bureau of Statistics.   ,
Experts of bacon from Canada te
Great Britain increased almas* 8r
000,000 pounds during the first
•ine montha ef the current calendar
year. For this period, during 1922.
there were 70,988,000 pounds of
Canadian bacon shipped to the
British market, while this year the
corresponding figure rose te Ite*
934,000 pounds.
The value of the asbestos export*
of Canada for the 12 months ended
August, 1923, according to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, exceeded the value of those of the previous year by nearly $8,000,000. Tbese
exports for the last year amounted
to 302,646 tons, valued at $8,375,-
249, compared with* 122,785 tons,
Valued at $£,604,551 in 1922.
The first consignment or 1,000
pounds of British Columbia Douglas
fir seeds has been shipped to the
British Forestry Commission, London, by the Dominion Forestry
Branch, from ita plant at New Westminster, British Columbia. The
seeds were extracted from the cones
recently gathered in the Fraser Valley districts.
The year 1923 will see a new record in Alberta coal production. It
is expected the total production for
the year will reach 7,000,000 tons,
In comparison with less than 6,000,-
000 last year. The production up
to November 1st is 1,500,000 tons
greater than the production for the
same period la;;t yoar. The record
production previously was in 1920,
when 6,400,000 tons were produced.
The pay-roll this year is expected
to  exceed  $18,000,000,:
Great interest Is being manifested
In thc Jnt?n*:. ional Do*} Derby to
be run at Q::cK>..- d'.rlng'tr.e Winter
Carnival on Ve nury ":>:t, 22nd and
23rd, 1.121. The rcte is for teams
of husjlies driven by .':i Hans, trap-
pcrs, traders, mail carriers and oth-
c.i. At present ten entries have
bean received -imi others arc exported from thc north shore of the
St. Lawrence and from the Abitibi
mining district. As navigation will
soon close, it will be necessary for
entries from the latter district to
mush 400 miles to reach Quebec.
Ahout five American teams will
probably take *-art, their object being to regain the gold cup for the
United   States.
The Geologist WUl Never
Replace the Prospector;
They Should Work Together in Harmony
What. might have resulted in a
very serious train wreck was avoided
in the nick of time on the Canadian
Pacific Railway Parry Sound subdivision, by section foreman Con-
zani, who while patrolling the track
near Brignall recently discovered
two large iron nuts on top ef the
rails, securely fastened with hay
wire. The foreman had lust time
to unfasten the wire ana remove
the nuts to clear the track for a
train was due in five minutes. Two
boys in the vicinity admitted, after
questioning, that they wired the
nuts to the rails. They were sentenced to the local shelter for one
month and their fathers were esquired to give bond and report te
the authorities for two years.
Mayor Hull and all tbe aldermen
were present at the regular meeting
of the city council on Monday even
J. L. Wren addressed the council
and suggested that some more ditch
work be done in connection with the
Hnll creek flume. No action was
A grant of $135 towards accident
insurance for the firemen was made
by the council.
Q. E, DeGraw wes granted an ex
tension of time to June 19,   1924, to
remove   the old   mess   honse  at the
Granby smelter site,   which   he had
purchased some time ago.
A letter from John Morrell complained of the danger to his property
through the debris of the Fourth
street bridge being left in the river.
He was advised that the city assumed no responsibility in the matter.
An offer from Harry Tutt of $20
for the outbuildings in the rear of the
Pacific hotel was accepted.
The insurance policy on the city
hall was ordered renewed with 8. T.
A plan of survey of sufficient land
in rear of the hospital grounds to con
nect the alleys in block 13, plan 23,
was approAed by the council.
The usual amount of monthly accounts were ordered paid by the
The chairman of the water and
light committee reported that the
hydrants had been tested aud put in
condition for winter.
Further payment on the Hull creek
flume was held over pending final inspection, while the Mill creek flume
was accepted and the balance of the
contract price ordered paid to the
The chairman of the board of works
reported that a concrete culvert had
beeu installed at the corner of Main
and Observation avenue,
In the matter of the request for rebating of taxes on the packing house,
the council was of the opinion that
the matter should be submitted
to a vote of the ratepayers.
A nomination resolution was
passed, naming John A. Hutlou as
returning officer, and the following as
deputies in case they would be required: A. O. C. Mason, Frauds
Miller, Hector Angliss, Horace
Brookes, H. M. Luscombe and Geo.
Evidence given by farmers before the U.S. Tariff Commission
showed that under American railway rates a bushel of wheat could
be hauled only 36 miles for one
oent, while under Canadian rates
the same amount of money would
move thc same amount of grain II
miles. American farmers claim that
this ls a saving in favor of tho
Canadian producer of 44 per cent,
or about 8 cents a bushel, The reason given for the difference ie that
in the United States grain rates are
based on cost of moving it to-day,
while in Canada they ars based on
1897 costs, when the Crow's Nest
Pass agreement was made betwesa
tbe Government and the
Pacific '
"The place to prospect is in the
neighborhood of a good mine," said
Professor J. M. Turnbull, bead of
the department of mining and met-
allugy, speaking st a public meeting in tbe board of trade auditorium
Saturday night, held in Vancouver
under the auspices of British Columbia chamber of mines, according
to tbe report of the meeting printed
in tbe Sun of tbat cily.
"It is a fact that in most mining
areas where one good mine bas been
developed otber good , ore bodies
will be opened up," tbe speaker
said. He went ou to sbow bow most
ore bodies develop witb tbe intrusion of a molten mat-.- from below
into tbe existing lock formation;
how tbe upper strata are fissured
and Ibe gusts containing the
precious metal* sre spread up from
the peak of ihe intrusion thinuf-h
tbe fissures lo create ore bodies as
tbey are found today.
•'Geology doesn't bring us within
more tbsn half a mile nf where 'to
look," Mr. Turnbull contii.ed. "Tbe
prospector must himself make the
search under ihe overburdtn to locate tbe ore and tbere nre a number
of ways he can tell. If he watches
tbe springs be will usually find tbe
fissures. To a certain exit nt difference in vegetation will indicate difference in rock formation.
"The dip needle is more or less
accurate, especially in the vase of
magnetic iron ore, although it does
not indicate tbe vslue of tbe ore
commerci Hy, Electrical apparatus
has been introduced lo dicrein ore
location, but mostly with indifferent results. A new invention from
France is meeting witb some success '
It was tested witb good ittulte on
the Flin Flon ore body and indicated it accurately. It iB nnt of
as mucb value in prospecting, bow-
ever, as in blocking out an ore
"Tbe geologist will not replace
the prospector. The geologist and
tbe groBpector should work to-
When a discovery haB been made,
tbe mining man added, it should be
prospected by companies assuming
control of it in a sensible way. He
advised against spending a large
amount of money for equipment
while tbe property was still a prospect.
School Board Goes
on Record in Favor
of New High School
A long-felt want bas now been
supplied by arrangements being
made with the British postal authorities whereby parcels intended
for delivery in Great Britain may
be insured. Tbe same regulations
apply to parcels for delivery within
Canada, witb the exception that the
scale of insurance will be as follows
12c for insurance not exceeding $50,
30c for ioBurance not exceeding
Those who imagine tbat British
Columbia is going to tbe dogs should
study the province's income per
annum fr'om all sbufe'ds. \* B
The regular monthly meeting of
the Grand Forks school board was
held on Tuesday evening, all the
trustees being present.
The school report showed an attendance of 84 at the high school uud
381 at the public school.
Miss Dorothy MacEwau resigned
from the public school staff, and Miss
Kathleen Kerby was appointed for
Division 10.
Miss McMynn was grauted  au  in
crease iu salary of $100 per year.
The old bunding* in the rear of
the school will be torn down aod a
stable srected.
The board went on record as being
of the opihion that it is necessary to
build a six-room brick high school on
the high school grounds, to be completed before September 1, 1924, and
tbe secretary win., instructed to secure
Victoria, December 10.—Clearout
denials were given in the legislature
unlay by Hon. William Sloan, minister of mines, aud W J. Bowser,
Conservative leader, of Provincial
psrty charges tbat eacb of tbem received a $50,000 campaign fund
contribution in 1916 from the pro*
nutters of the Pacilic Great Eastorn
David Whiteside.Liberal member
or New Westminster, threatened
an eruption when Mr. .Sloan announced at noon that be would
later issue a denial, by averting
tbat no mere denial would suffice.
Attorney General Manson asked
bim to wait until tbe minister's
statement was before tbe bouse,
and he consented, but when,shortly
after 11 a.m., Mr. Sloan msde his
denial in circumstance and at great
length, Mr. Whiteside eat silent in
hie seat.
plans aud nstimatet, with  a  view   to
submitting the question  to the dec-
I tors at as early a date as possible. THI SUN: GRAND F0RK8, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Ufa (Irani. 3farka S>mt
One Year (in Canada and Great Britain) $1.00
One Year (in the United States)    1.50
Addres. -" ~*—'cations to
"JThk Grand Forki Sun
Phonb 101R Graud Forks, B. G'm
Notes, Notions and Notables
Dispatches from Victoria seem to indicate
that Premior Oliver has clearly shown his op
position critics that the proposed redistrbu
tion bill is a f.iir one and will not result to the
advantage of the Liberal  party at the next
election.   In fact, he says it would have been
very   easy to change the constituencies in a
way to result in party gains, but the only consideration   was   to  give  every section of tha
province the  fairest representation  possible.
He chastised  Me, I3)»v*3i* fot- opposing the
bill because it increased   the  membership by
one, wheu  two years ago the opposition leader had moved a resolution in  the  legislature
to the same effect.
"Whisper of death" criticisms of industrial
conditions in British Columbia have been laid
low by published figures appearing on the
legislature order paper. In 1915 there were
1007 manufacturing concerns in the province,
with a capital value of $158,636,000. This
value increased to $268,419,000 in 1919, while
in 1922 the number of plants had increased to
2809. Employees numbered 21,054 in 1915
and 55,000 in 1922. The gross production in
1915 was -^73,000,000, and in 1919 $239,000,-
000. Last year the ligure had risen greatly.
Wages amounted to $14,567,000 in 1915 aDd
to $86,192,000 last year. The government
department of industries is given a fair share
of credit for improved industrial conditions,
and complete inf'filiation on all industries is
always available for prospective manufac
The provincial government  won out by a
handsome majority   ou the timber   export
question.    By a vote in the house the legislature decided to ask Ottawa to have the whole
matter referred  to the royal commission at
present investigating the export of Canadian
pulpwood. The minister of lands, Hon. T. D.
Pattullo,  persisted in  his defence that the
best interests of the industry and of the public were being served by permitting export in
a limited manner, and he again warned of the
probable  retaliation  of the  United States if
an embargo were placed.    He   showed   the
folly of interfering with a market at present
absorbing two-thirds   of the   manufactured
timber of British Columbia.
a definite place for many of the social activi
ties that are regarded as useful in binding
young people more closely to the church. Besides an auditorium that will seat 1600 people
there will be a gymnasium, shower baths, recreation rooms, lecture rooms, pastor's offices,
ladies' parlors, a kitchen and dining rooms,
janitor's apartment and assembly roomSsfor
Sunday schools. The main auditorium will
have three galleries, in the second of which
there will be a moving picture apparatus.
The meeting of the British Association
brought forth a number of striking addresses
one scientific subjects—none of more dopular
interest than that by Sir Ernest Rutherford,
the president of the association. He described
the atom as a miniature solar system with
electrons whirling round a nucleus at the rate
of ninety-three thousand miles a second. Notwithstanding this tremendous activity it was
improbable, in his opinion, that an immense
store of energy would be released if man ever
succeeded in breaking up the atom; he stated
that "it is by nt) means certain today that the
atoms contain hidden stores of energy."
By marking the approaches to the main
thoroughfares with the sign, "Arterial Highway," Wisconsin compels its motorists to
avoid "right of way" misunderstandiugs at
crossroads Every motorist confronted with
that sign must come to a full stop and then
cross or swing into the arterial highway on
low gear. It makes no difference whether he
approaches the arterial highway from right or
from left, or whether an unobstructed view
shows him that nothing is coming in either
direction; he must obey the rule or pay a
heavy fine.
"Brains" was the subject of a lecture re
cently by Sir James Cantlie, the famous sur
geon.   As an object lesson of what brains
could   produce he  began  by showing a new
machine which has been devised for the use
of men who lost their arms in the war.   It is
worked by the toes.    With the aid of the ma
chine an armless man ate a meal consisting of
soup and meat course, with a drink at the end
He then lit a cigarette, washed his face, wrote
a letter, folded it, and put it in an envelope,
which he addressed and stamped.    He also
turned   over   the pages of a book, and performed many other remarkable operations.
E. C. Henniger Co.
Grain, Hay
Flour and Feed
Lime and Salt
Cement and Plaster
Poultry Supplies
Grand Forks, B. C.
JBatabliahed 1910
RealEstate and Insurance
Resident Agent Orund Porks Townsite
•in pany, Limited
Farms     Orcharda    City Property
. Agent* at Nelson, Calgarj, Wihnlpeg and
otber Prairie points.  Vanoouver Agent*:
Kttabllahed In 1910. we are In a position to
furnish reliable information concerning this
Write tor free literature
A branch office of a New York bank that
has been established aboard the steamship
Leviathan does a brisk business in cashing
traveler;.' cheeks and changing money from
ono currency to another. It also does a general bauking business for the purser's office,
the radio, post olliee, restaurant aud the many
shops aboard the ship. Another service is
cashing wireless money orders for passengers
Oue sucli payment was made iu tweuty min
utes from the line tbe passenger udisoovered
that he was oui of money,.
Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, will not
worry about eoal for household heating if the
city authoiities succeed  in  their  plans  for
In newly conquered Montreal in 1764 there
were two English speaking sets in society: the
officers of the British garrison and the civilians, mainly merchrnts who had come from
the New Englaud colonies. The same kind of
prejudice existed between them that afterwards caused the American revolution. A
Captain Payne was turned out of a billet at
the instance of a British civilian by the order of
Judge Walker. A mob of disguised military
men beat up the judge and cut off his ear.
No one was ever punished for the affair,
though a British captain waited two years in
gaol for his trial. Tho affair led to the recall
of General Murray, Montreal's lieutenant-
governor. Its permanent result was barracks
for the troops,
Transfer Company
Gity Baggage and General
Wood and   Ice
for Sale
City   Real Estate For
■: "■■■  '   ••'  Sale
Applications ior immediate purchase oi Lots
and Acreage owned by the City, within the
Municipality, are invited.
Pricest—-From $25100 per lot upwards.
Terms i—-Cash and approved payments.
List oi Lots and prices may be seen at the
City Office.
City Clerk.
We have a complete line of shot shells and
rifle ammunition. 16, 20, 12 and 10 ga. shot
shells. All sizes rifle ammunition. Let us
fill your requirements for the hunting season.
For the dark evening try an EVER-READY
FLASHLIGHT.   A full stock of batteries.
FRUIT LADDERS at reduced prices.
8 ft. $1.80        10 it. $6.00       12 it. $7.20
Hardware and Furniture
Offloe  at
R.  t.  Petrie't
Phone 64
C.V. Meggitt
Baal Estate and Insurance
Exuellent fsollltles for selling yonr farms
We hare agents at all Coast and Prairie
Bailable Information regarding this illstrot
ohMrfulljr furnished. Wss sollolt your la-
o4ncient History*
Items Taken Prom The Orand Forks Sun for the Corresponding
'Weak Twenty Years Ago
i'liu Grand Forks board of trade on Wed
nesday evening elected the following ollicers-,
President, W. K. O, Manly; first vice president, Dr. JC C. MacDonald; second vice-
president, 0. A. S Atwood; secretary,Donald
McCallum, treasurer,George Clark; executive
council, M. Burrell, N. McLellan, A. W.
Fraser, P. T. McCallum, L. P. Eckstein, Geo.
Rutherford, Jert Davis, J. Hammar, W. B.
Bower, H.  C.  Hanington, Wm. Spier, Fred
Wholesale and Retail
Havana Cigars, Pipes
Imperial Billiard Parlor
Grand Forks, B. C.
utilizing  tlie   geysers
side the city. Tliey believe that it is practical
to bri; g the hot water into the  city  through
wooden pipes aud make it available to all the
households.     The  waters from the geysers
are   always   hot enough to keep radiators
The accepted plans for a new Baptist church
building in Hartford, Conn., show the tendencies of modern thought. Iii the first place
the new structure will be the home of two
Churches that have united; also it .will provide
and  hot springs out- Clark* John D°n<U<lso*-*> H. E. Woodland.
rhepiymeat of tu9 alderman's salaries has
been hung up by papers being served demand
ing that the payment be withheld until the
validity of the bylaw is established.
Peter A. Z. Pare, while out walking on the
mountain southeast of the city last Sunday,
came across quite a bunch of buttercups in
blossom. He picked some of them and
brought them home as an evidence of good
Horace D. Pemberton, manager of the
Bounday Falls smelter, was in the city last
"How wonderful iu the human voice.
It in indeed the organ of the soul."
"It is indeed the organ of the soul!"
Each inflection of your voice has a meaning for those who know you. Nothing
may substitute for it.   Your voice is you!
When you have news for a friend—
when a business matter needs attention—
when you wish to bring joy to those at
home—send your voice—yoursolf—on
the errand.
All this company's telephones are
available day and night.
Canadian   Blind   Babies'  Home
Nursery. Hospital and i&nder&arten
Dominion Charter,   Without Stook  Subscription.
DI RECTO BS—Hon. Martin liurrell, Hon. President; Hon. J, Q.Turriff,
PreiiJent; A H. Pitzsim nom, Vioe Pi'mideot; El ward Gruii, Seoretary,
C. Bkokett Robinson, Cor. Seoretary; J. 9. McKinley, Treasurer; Lt.-Col.
Wblton, M.D., R. H. Campbell, Thomas Mulvey, K.C, A.. IS. Provost, W.
Lyle Reid, A. J. Freimaa, Charles H Pinhay, C.tt, W. J. Cairns, and Tom
TItUSTBBS— C. H. Pinhey, O.U, Thomas Mulvey. K.C, A. J. Kreidman
Le-tal Adviaer
John I. MaoCraolcen, K.C,
Royal Uanlc of Oauada.
A. A. Crawley, CA.
Furniture Made to Order.
Also Repairing of all Kind*.
Upholstering Neatly   Don
wiBunna atuoi
lhe worst wheel that
the most noise in the
Don't regret too iuu )b your upe
and downs; after all the only msn
wbo has none is in the cemetery.
The Objects of this Institution, for which Incorporation was recently obtained, are: "To provide a Home and Refuge for Baby and Infant Blind; to
provide free Scientific Care, Training and Maintenance; to Save the Lives of
even a few of the many of suoh unfortunates, who, for the lack of suoh ser«
Vies, perish every year; and to return these little ones to their parents, at
sohool age with normal, healthy bodies and sound minds."
This is a large and greatly needed Cbild Welfare Service. Careful enquiry
at the Government offices in the verious provinces reveals the fact that there
are at the presant time nearly 260 Infant Blind in the Dominion. Nothing
bas yet been done for those helpless little ones. In the United States, 16
years ago, the first home was opened in New York City; they have now homes
in 13 States, all doing excellent work. In England, some time ago, Sir Ar-
-(hur Pearson organised "Sunshine House," Chorley Wood, for Blind Babies,
and he claims tbat it is the only one iu the British Empire. Let us bave the
SECOND in Canada. To reach this worthy end money is urgently required.
Fifty Thousand Dollars is the present objective of the Botud, While the
Home is to be located in Ottawa it will take in the Baby Blind from every
provinoe, ao that tbis APPEAL for funds will be Dominion wide, and an
early and generous response is confidently expected. Cheques should be made
payable to tbe Canadian Blind Babies Home Association. All remittances
will be promptly acknowledged.
Electric Traffic Cop at Railway Intersections
From-statistics which cover all railroads and cities on
the North American Continent it has been adduced
that pedestrians on city streets are much more liable
to meet with an accident than are the travellers by train,
yet few ci those who raly upon the railroads to carry them
'with safety and despatch from one place to another
appreciate the enormous amount of energy and money
which is expended annually on the Installation and maintenance of the myriad safety appliances and devices
which insure the safe and quick handling of rail traffic.
Because, with few exceptions, every industry contributes
to the upkeep and operation of the railroads, science of
late years has contributed more to railroad engineering
than to anything other than medicine. As new appliances
ate evolved, so they are tested for their practicability,
and being found servieeable are placed into use. That
Canadian railroads are not behind those of other countries
in the adoption of Improved appliances ia evidenced by
tbe fact that the Canadian Pacific Railway haa recently
installed electrical Interlocking Plants at all points
where its rail crossings were unprotected aloi)g the line
from Montreal to St. John. N.B., and at various points
Meewhere. These el etricaily operated plant* at points
where the lines of two companies -rross. eliminate all
danger of trains crashing into one another at crossings,
and considerably facilitate train movements.
Electrically operated interlocking plants have been
operated by this Company for many years, and
although not actually revenue bearing they have afforded
tn additional degree of safety, which can hardly be
reckoned in dollars and cents. As an instance of what
these plants are and do:—trains approaching Montreal
from aU over the continent, with  a few exceptions,
Snverge at Montreal West, and run over the same tsacka
im there to Windsor Street Station, a distance of 4.6
miles. Taking into consideration the empty ones and
those given over to freight, it is obvious niat hundreds
of trains use these tracks daily, and lt is to safely govern
theae tralnB that three electrical interlocking plants have
been installed, at Montreal West, West mount, and the
entrance to Windsor Station.
The one at Westmount was last installed, replacing
tht hand lever syitem which controlled trains entering
or leaving the Glen Yards and using the main lints. Tht
signal tower, which houses most expensive apparatus, Is
entirely fire proof, and has two stories and a basement
The top floor contains the interlocking machine or leverr
by which the signals and switches are controlled, an
illuminated plan of the tracks under control and tele-1
phones giving direct communication with the towers at
Montreal Weat and Windsor Station and the train des-
patcher and yardmaster at the Glen Yard.
On the ground floor is the power apparatus, the switch
boards, relays and other necessary apparatus, and the
basement, specially ventilated, contains 65 calls of storage
battery with a capacity of 160 ampere hours, or sufficient j
to operate the plant for one week without recharging.
The track plan, directly over the levers, is electrically
lighted, and by watching small light bulbs, the operator
is able to mark the approach and progress of all trains.
A bell rings when an approaching train is within one mile
of the plant, and continues to ring until the signal-man
clears the signals and sets the switches over tbe route.
The levers operating the switches and. signals are so
interlocked that a signal cannot be given for a train to
pass through the plant until a route for lt has been set
up, and tt is impossible for a conflicting move to be made
which would endanger it or any other train. When the
operator has cleared a signal tne switches are so locked
that titty eannot be changed until the train has paaaed
over them. Should a train be required te travel over t
route otsker than the one originally set up for It, tbe signal
man cannot make the change without operating what It
known as the "Time Release", a clockwork mechanism
which opens and closes elestric circuits, unlocking the
levers alter a time limit of from one to three minutes.
The speed with which trains may travel over son*
routes is limited, and the object of the time release Is te
firevent the operator from changing the route so that a
ast train would proceed over a now track.
This safety apparatus, unheeded by the travelling
public generally, cost a great deal to instal, and the
Canadian Pacific receives no return fer tbi* except that
which accrues through the additional safety and des
patch of its trains.
Even at an early age Andrew Car.
negie believed in books. The impulse I
to found libraries—so we learn from
A. B. Farquhar in the First  Million
the Hardest—came to him  when he)
was only a messenger hoy.
Early one morning, says Mr. Farqu
har, Carnegie   was   sent with a dis
patch   to   Mr.   Anderson,   the steell
master of Allegheny, with instructions
to wait for an answer   Mr. Anderson!
returned late the  night  before, and
the   butler   said   he could not wake |
Young Carnegie walked   into thel
library  and   became  immersed in i
i volume on steel making and the   tionf
I mendous   advantages   of   steel over!
iron.    When   Anderson finally camel
down with hie answer the boy turned!
i and apologized for having  taken   thel
j book.    Mr.   Anderson asked whether |
I he was interested in steel.
j     "Oh, yes, it is fascinating to me,"|
Carnegie replied.
"Take the book home and read itl
and return it when you are through |
with it," said Mr. Anderson.
Carnegie did  so and  was told to I
tako another; then Mr. Anderson said]
he might have  access to the library.
Carnegie told me that then and there I
he made up his mind that if he ever
became wealthy  he  found libraries!
and give young men the same opportunity that he was enjoying
Two-door friendlinee*
with four-door facility
—Three-foot doort—
Unusually roomy .comfortable andbeautiful—
Detachable upholstery
—Sleep in the tonneau
while camping—Useful in a variety of way*
—Costs little more
than an open model
—Look at it today.
The Good
Christmas is approaching. Make this great
holiday the most joyous you have ever nad.
You can do this by buying a good Maxwell
Club Sedan—an ideal present for anyone.
And it's a sound and sensible investment, too*
Second Street, Grand Forks, B. C.
A Princely Settlement
Tho "gallery gods" of  the London |
theaters are never afraid to offer  humorous comments on  what is   haps.
pening on the stage.
I once attended a theater in Lon-I
don, says a writer in lhe Argonaut,!
on the occasion of the probuction ef a
play wherein the chief figuJe, the!
king, aged and infirm, was blessed!
with two sons, He was passing up
and dowu the stage with a wearjed
look, exclaiming aloud: "On whicli of
these my sons shalt I bestow my
crow nl"
And then there came a voice from 1
the gallery: ''Why not'aif a crown|
apiece, guv'nert"
Catching the Unwary
The mayor in a small town In
Ohio, says the Argonaut, had six
stout sons with whom he loved to
parrde the market place. They furnished him with the basis of a mathematical joke.
"A fine family you have," strangers would often say. "Is this the
whole of itl"
"No," the mayor would reply. "I
ha. e two sisters at bome for each one
of them."
"What!" the visitor would exclaim,
rapidly counting tbe sons. "Twelve
"No indeed I Just two!"
The shortest
AnEmbarrassing Momnet
There is au ainusiag story concerns-1
ing  an earnest young clergyman of
New York.    His name was Wilson, j
and   he was assistant to Dr. W, S.
Rainsford, who tells the anecdote
his autobiography.
Wilson, says Dr.  Rainsford, was a |
conscientious visitor and greatly en.
joyed that part of his  work.   Among I
the names he found on his visiting
list was Potter.   He thought rather
vaguely that he had heard the name
as   belonging   to    an    actress—thel
bishop's niece was an admired actress I
at that time. He went to the   house I
and   entered   a charming home;thel
hostess   greeted   him   kindly.     But
nothing about the place suggested the |
In time the conversation turned tol
matters of religion, and Wilson asked
whether the good lady's husband   at||
tended any church regularly.
"He is'a great churchgoer," sheI
replied,"but he wanders rouud a good
Wilson suggested   that it might lie I
better to settlo on ouo church,but. tlinl
lady said that he must call again ami
talk that matter over with her  hus
band himself,
When Wilson called again he wasl
introduced to—Henry C. Potter, his|
Authority gains nolliihg by suppressing liberty; liberty loses its life
il it suppresses authority.
thing in the
isn't a mosquito's eyelash or a gnat's
whisker, or any other part of any insect
whatsoever—IT IS THE MEMORY OF
If you doubt this ask the first men
men you meet the following questions'
21 When did the R31 cross the Atlantic?
Who was her pilot? On What date was
Lord Kitchener drowned? What was
the name of the ship that blew up and
almost wiped out the city of Halifax?
What Ger4i7iin submarine torpedoed
the Lusilania?
It is a safe bet that you would not
get one correct answer.
Now do you see the necessity of persistent advertising? When thc details
of events of world wide importance are
so soon forgotten how do you expect
the public to remember you unless
YOU TELL'EM-and keep telling them?
One step won't take very far,
JYou've got to keep on walking;
One word won't tell folks who you are,
■-, Vt]You*ve got to keep on talking;
| jOne inch won't make you very tall,
•N/ljYou'vc got to keep on growing;
One little ad. won't do it all,
jYou've got to keep them going.
Brown started out without a cent;
He's rich now and still rising;
Some say 'twas luck; some say 'tw.
HE says 'twas advertising.
tendered a shower at the home of
Mr. and Mra. Gowans on Tuesday
News of the Gity
The funeral of the late Jnines
Little, who died in Vancouver last
Monday at lhe age of 53 yeart', 8
moDths and 5 days, and whose remains arrived in tqie eity on Wednesday evening, will be held at 2
o'clock tomorrow afternoon from
tbe United church, where services
will be held. Interment will be
made in Evergreen cemetery. Tbe
late Mr. Little was one of the pioneer ranchers of thia valley, having
lived here about twenty five years.
He lived an upright, Christian life,
and was highly respected by everybody.   He is survived by his widow,
Only ten days more to Christmas. Start now to write those
Christmas letters, and get your parts
eels ready. It costs no more to buy
now, and you will got batter service
than by waiting till the Christmas
rush is on and everyone is falling
over himself trying to buy something at tbe last moment. Peace of
mind is worth something. Do it
For Sale—Fifteen hundred dollars City of Qrand Forks Bonds,
1920 issue.—Angust Scbnitter.
Coosiable Fraser Greenwood and
Conetable Stewart of Midway are
in the city today.
Our Groceries are constantly moving,
and tbey are therefore always fresh and
in prime condition. We make a specialty
high grade Teas and Coffees.
Phone 25        H. H. Henderson, Prop.
IT brings the whole country for miles around within easy reach.
Have you seen the new models? They're as graceful as swallows! Ab
bright as new coinl As weatherproof as a duck? Automobile Steel
Bearings. Frame of English Seamless Steel Tubing. Hard Maple
Rims. Hercules Brake. Everything complete. Real Quality. Real
Value. Easy Terms. We are tbe people to mount you right.
Open Saturday Evenings Till 10 o'Cloek
Sam Larsen, provincial assessor
and collector, returned to Fenticfou
on Saturday.
F. M. Kerby has been confined
to bis home for a week   by  illness.
The weather in the Boundary ,ie
mild enough to be called e rly fall
The trial of Robert Cress, who is
said to hail from Salt Lake City and
wbo was attested last Saturday in
connection with the hold-up of tbe
whisky car at 'the international
boundary line near this city, whicb
was to have been held today, has
been postponed until  next  Friday.
The District Poultry Sbow was
beld in the old post otlice building
on First street on Tuesduy aud Wednesday. The exhioits were of the
usual breeds and up to the average,
but the attendance was nothing to
brag of.
Some valuable Christmas presents are advertised in tbis issue of
Tbe Sun. If you make your friend
a gift of au automobile, a radiophone, or some city bods, he—er
lbe—will remember you uutil uext
The   Grand   Forks   Creamery is
making  preparations to start business   in   the   premises recently va
cated by the  Curlew   Creamery   in
the cannery building.
Remember that tbousaude of other
people are mailing au unusual number of letters and parcels, ioc, at this
season, aud if tbey all pile up together during the last few days ben
fore Christmas it will be impossible
to get everything bandied and delivered on time, and somebond is
bound to be disappointed. Mail
early aud see that your friends get
your Christmas greeting before thc
day's festivities are over,
UNLESS you see the name "Bayer" on tablets, you
are not getting Aspirin at all
«The new Continental remedy called
"LABMALENB" (Heftd.)
1h a simple harmleit home-treatment which
absolutely cures deafness, noises la the bead,
for thli new Ointment, mutant!** operates
upon the affected parts with oomplete and
permanent sucoesH. ,-iCORBS OF WONDERFUL CUKES RBPOKE1).
Mrs. K. Wilkinson, of Slad Road, Btroud,
writes:—"Pleasecould trouble you to send
me another box of the Ointment. It It not for
myso.I, but for a friend of mine who la as bad
as I **-as,andoaunotget any rest fur the noises
In the head. 1 feel a new woman, aud oan go
to bed now and tret a good night's reat. vvnlch
1 bad not been able to do lor many months.
It ls a wonderful remedy and I am most delighted to r»ootnmend it."   :   .   .
Mrs. E. Crowe, ol Whttehorse Road, Croydon, writes:—"I am pleased to tell you that
the small tin of ointment you sent to ma at
Ventnor, has proved a oomplete suooeee, my
hearing is njw quite normal, and tbe horrible head noises have eeased. The aotlon of
this uew remedy must be very remarkable,
for I have bean troubled with these complaints lor nearly ten years, and hava had
some oi the very best medioal adviee together
with other expensive instruments auto no
purpose. I need hardly say how very grateful I am, for my life has undergone an swtlre
Try oue box to-day.wbich oan be forwarded
to any addre.sH on receipt of money order for
Address orders to:—
10, South View, Watling St., Darttord,
Sent, England.
Accept only an "unbroken package" of "Bayer Tablets of
Aspirin," which contains directions and dose worked out by
physicians during 22 years and proved safe by millions for
Colds Headache Rheumatism
Toothache       Neuralgia Neuritis
Earache Lumbago Pain, Pain
Handy "Bayer" boxes of 12 tablet-*—Also bottles of 24 and 100—Druggists.
Asiplrln Is the trado mark (registered In Canada) of Bayer Manufacture of Motio-
acetloacldeater of Sallcyllcacld. While lt is woll known that Aspirin means Bayer
manufacture, to assist the public against imitations, the Tablets of Bayer Company
will be stamped with their general trade mark, tbe "Bayer Cross."
W. Madden, ot  Greenwood,   was
a visitor in thc eity ou Satuaday.
Miss Luella llull'iinin, wbo  is  lo
be married  on  the  JOtii iust., was f
We have a fine assortment of Radiophones at
all prices—.-$20, $30, $40, .150, $60, $75, $90 and
up to $350.
We guarantee satisfactory operation of all our instruments and
will allow full price any time you wish to exchange for a higher grade
instrument, so don't be without a set this winter if you can't afford the
one you might wish to purchase.
All parts can be furnished (at less than list prices outside), and we
can assist you in constructing any set, from one to twelve tubes, including
single circnit, two circuit, three circuit, four circuit radio frequency,
rellex, inverse, duplex, neutrodyne, super-hetrodyne.
See us before deciding on your set. You save 20 per cent by buy.
jug iifQrand Forks from
Winnipeg avenue
Men's all wool underwear,
Stanfields and Wool nap
Brand, at $5.00 per suit.
Men's all-wool Winter Pants
at $5.00 per pair.
Men's Mackinaws, the very
best, at $12.68 each.
Also full lines of Men's Heavy
Rubbers, ranging in price
from $3.25 to $6.00.
Call and see our stock before
purchasing. We think it
will pay you.
The  Miraculous  Christmas Gift
It's a very nice thing to make a
gift that will please all ibe members
of the family. A box of candy will
do tbat or a orate of fruit. But usually some one ia tbat family gets
tbe lion's share. Tbat is not possible when tbe giit is a subscription
to Tbe Youth's Compauion. It is
like tbat fabulous pitcher of milk
of the Greeks; th .ugh everyone
drank deep tbe pitcher remained
full. Everyone has a lion's share in
the good things of tbe Youth's
Companion; everyone skims bis
own cream, yet tbere is tbe very
choicest cream left for the next
comer. Wbat better Christmas present can you make tban a periodical
witb suoh fabulous powders of divid
ing its pleasure among a dozen and
yet keeping it all intact.
Tbe 52 issues of 1924 will be
crowded witb serial stories, short
ptories, editorials, poetry, facts and
fun. Subscribe now and jeceive:
1. Tbe Youto's Companion — 52
issues in 1924.
2. Alltbe remaining issues of 1923.
3. The Companion Home Calendar
for 1924.   All for $2.50.
4. Or include McCall's Magazine,
tbe monthly authority on fashions. Botb publications, only
The Youth's Companion, Com
mon wealth   Ave.   &  St. Paul   St.,
BostOD,   Mass    New  subsciiptions
received at tbis office.
THE HUB—Bring your boot
and shoe repairs to my
shop for neat and prompt
work. Look for the big
boot.—GEO.  ARMSON
Yale Barber Shop
Razor Honing a Specialty*
Phone SO
) Dominion Monumental Works
(fJAabeetos Products Co. RooBng 1
BOf 332il       ilBRANO FORKS, B. C.
THE first storage battery electrically driven car used by
railways in Western Canada
has been placed in service between
Winnipeg and Transcona by the
Canadian National Railways,
whose shops at Transcona employ
some 2,400 men, many of whom reside in Winnipeg, travelling back
nnd forth morning and evening.
Others   reside   in Transcona wi*
their families, but do their shopping and other business in Winnipeg. The inauguration of the new
electric car service gives a regular'
schedule of runs daily which can
be operated by the railway company much more economically than
under the former system of operating extra rajssenger trains several times daily. The new car waa
converted from a gasoline-electric
ear at the St. Catherines shops of
tbe Canadian National. It is of
solid steel construction throughout with four-wheeled ball bearing
truckB. The length is 63 feet over
all and accommodation is provided
for 100 passengers. One end of
the car is reserved as a smoking
compartment. The car is capable
of maintaining a speed of 40 miles
per hour on level track and makes
the one-way trip between Winnipeg and Transcona in 15 minutes.
Check Books
We have secured the
agency for Grand
ForksjJ of a large
Western Publishing
House which manufactures a superior
grade of Counter
Check Books—carbon back and carbon
leaf styles.
Prices Are Right
.Encourage Western
enterprises and keep
Western money in
the West.
Any Quantity
from 100 up to 2500
The Sun
| Joh Department
rpHE value of well-
printed, neat appearing stationery as
a means of getting and
holding desirable business has been amply
demonstrated. Consult us before going
Wedding invitations
Ball programs
Business cards
Visiting cards
Sh'pnng tags
Price lists
New Type
JLatest Style
Faces  .
Columbia Avenue and
•Uke Street
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
Yalr H'otkl, First Strsbt
Vacant, unreserved, SStrff***
town landa may ba pre-empted at
Irltlsh subjecta ovar ll yaar* of SMS,
nd by aliens on declaring- intention
■ become Britlah subjeots, ooadi-
onal upon residence, oooupatlen,
.id Improvement for agricultural
Full Information concerning **egu-
atlona regarding pre-emptlona M
riven In Bulletin No. 1, Land Sarlea.
How to Pre-empt Land," ooplea at
hlch can be obtained free of oharf*
y addressing tha Department ef
inds, Victoria, B.C., or to aar Oev-
nment Agent.
Accords will be granted covering
.i'y land suitable for agricultural
urposes, and whioh ls not timber-
uid, I.e., carrying over 6,000 board
'.Vet per acre west of the Coast Rang*
md 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Application* for pre-emption* aro
■i be addreiaed to th* Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ln whioh th* land appllM tor
Is situated, and ar* macle on printed
.'urms, copies of whioh oan b* *»-
alned from th* Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
flv* year* and improvements mad*
to value of $10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at leaat Are
acres, before a Crown Grant oan be
For more detailed information m*
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for pur-
chaa* of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not balng tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
prloe of first-olaa* (arable) land I* $1
p*r aore, and aecond-olass (graslng)
land $2.60 per acre. Further information regarding purchase or lea**
of Crown lands ls given in Bulletin
No. 10, Land Sort**, "Fureha** and
Lease of Crown Land*."
Mill, factory, or Industrial lit** on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acre*,
may b* purchased or leased, th* conditions including paynwnt ot
Uniurveyed areaa, not exceeding ft
acre*, may be leased as homeeft**,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In the tint year, till* being
obtainable after realdence and improvement oondltlona ar* fulfilled
and land baa been surveyed.
For graaing and   Industrial
pose* arta* not exceeding 640
may be leased  by on* person ar a
Under tb* Grazing Aot tha Fl-ev-
lno* ia divided into graaing dlatriet*
and tb* range administered under a
Orarlng Commissioner. Annual
graaing parmlts ar* Issued based on
number* ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stook-ownera
may form associations for range
management. Free, or partially free,
iermlta art available   for    settlors,
impei-s and travellers, up to ten
■ „cS.
I have opened a uew harness shop and am prepared
to make harness to order
and do all kinds of repair
work. Shop equipped with
modern machinery. All work
C. A* Crawford


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